Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ42

This vintage Boujad features an irregular lozenge network woven in an unusual palette of violet, faded lime green, grey, black, and ivory. The selvedges display the strongest moments of color, subtly dissipating at one end. Moments of the multicolored ground are visible, adding hints of additional color throughout. Wool pile knotted on a cotton warp and weft.

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An Arab urban center with both Arab and Arabized Berber tribes in the Haouz plains region east of Marrakech (between the Middle Atlas and Atlantic Ocean) named after the town of Boujad, which has an important carpet souk. Carpets from this region have similarities to those from the Middle Atlas, utilizing Berber motifs and similar structures, but tend to take on a more individualistic creative approach. Motifs are often distorted, and vast colors reflect an urban influence. These carpets can vary from an abstract side of weaving art to more precise symmetrical messages. Boujad carpets were not made for bedding but rather for use on the floor.

region.Plains, Morocco
dimensions.5'7" x 3'7" / 1.54m x 1.09m
pile height.Low
fringe length.3"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BJ42
rug no.Inquire